Jeff Sparks

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Jeff Sparks
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Former candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives, District 62
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionSchool principal
ReligionChristian
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Jeff Sparks was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 62 of the Indiana House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.

Biography

Sparks's professional experience includes working as the Principal of Linton Middle School.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Sparks's website emphasized the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Support public education: The Statehouse voted to cut public education while extending tax breaks to huge corporations. We need strong schools and as an educator and a legislator, Jeff will fight until we get them. Our kids deserve better.
  • Fair wages for an honest day's work: We need to create an economy that pays a fair wage to working-class Hoosiers. When elected, Jeff will fight for a wage that allows Hoosier families to buy the bare necessities. The time for tax loopholes for the wealthy has long since passed.
  • No discrimination against any Hoosier: No citizen gay or straight, rich or poor, man or woman deserves to be discriminated against.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Jeff Sparks was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Matt Ubelhor was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ubelhor defeated Sparks and Ashley A. Keith Qualkenbush (L) in the general election. Qualkenbush filed to run on July 2, 2014.[4][5][6]

Indiana House of Representatives 62, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Ubelhor Incumbent 55% 9,429
     Democratic Jeff Sparks 41% 7,038
     Libertarian Ashley A. Keith Qualkenbush 4% 685
Total Votes 17,152

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sparks ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 62. Sparks ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Matthew A. Ubelhor (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew A. Ubelhor Incumbent 52.9% 13,993
     Democratic Jeff Sparks 47.1% 12,477
Total Votes 26,470

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